by Beth Keating
November 18, 2021
Cue the singing Christmas angels! The Holiday Oreo Bon Bons are back at The Beach Club Marketplace at Disney World’s Beach Club Resort, and The Market at Ale & Compass at the neighboring Yacht Club.
While you may feel like Disney skipped right over Thanksgiving this year, and jumped straight into the reds and greens of the December holidays, we are certainly glad to see these yummy little morsels return.
We first tried these sponge cake and cookie creations a number of years ago on the dessert display at the Cape May Café at The Beach Club, off in the far corner of the restaurant, alongside a tray of mini desserts topping off the seafood buffet. Of course, back then, they were made with a chocolate cake enrobing the outside. The holiday version has these little gems decked out in red and green cake.
If you’ve never tried the Oreo Bon Bons, you might be surprised at the textures. The Oreo cookie base is softened rather than crunchy, having absorbed some of the moisture of the inside filling, as well as from being chilled. The filling is a cookies and cream style mousse, along the same flavor profile as “the Grey Stuff” at Be Our Guest, but the Bon Bons are a much lighter and fluffier consistency than the slightly firmer “Grey Stuff.”
Surprisingly, the mousse isn’t as sweet as you would anticipate, but it is much more airy. The outer sponge cake has just a touch of stiffness to it, in order to hold all that delicate goodness in place. Topping the round red and green cakes is a tiny, fudgy swirl of chocolate frosting, with a few decorative holiday colored sprinkles.
The cakes are sold in sets of four ($6.49, plus tax) in the refrigerated cases of the marketplaces, and will be available through the end of the year. So, if you want to try them, you’d better make it quick. Maybe pick up a box to nibble on while you are visiting the gingerbread carousel at The Beach Club, or the soon to set-up holiday village and miniature train at The Yacht Club. It will make it feel even more festive!
Beth Keating is a regular contributor to DisneyBizJournal.
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